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Address: 100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-5143
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While it's not necessarily my go-to place when I walk downtown (it's largely for length purposes that I walk that far), I always loved the Christmas lights they'd put there every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's not necessarily my go-to place when I walk downtown (it's largely for length purposes that I walk that far), I always loved the Christmas lights they'd put there every year. I remember my mom and I driving around the city to see them for several years, and now I'm trying to start a tradition of seeing them. I've... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This courthouse was beautifully restored years ago. Interesting limestone facades with stained glass interior. Around Christmas lights stream outward around it. I really is a beautiful site inside and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I'm a courthouse buff and this one is a beauty! The square is beautiful with plenty to do and eat in the historic buildings surrounding the square. They don't build them like this anymore.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovingly restored and saved from destruction, this limestone gem anchors a vibrant downtown district. The high dome and murals inside are beautiful. In winter, there is a huge Christmas tree that rises from the center lobby through the second floor. Outside, notice the various monuments and the native plant garden on the north side.

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Bloomington Indiana Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Monroe County Courthouse is a work of Art, inside and out. The limestone exterior is an Architect's dream, the interior an art lover's delight. The various memorials and monuments on the grounds give you an excellent look at our local history. Come explore! Note: For a truly unique experience, stand in the middle of the ground floor, looking straight... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A nice old building. Right in the center of town. It is a wonderful looking building. Lots of History I'm sure. Obviously not open late.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

You will see it as you are walking around on the square and it is worth going inside and looking up to the dome. This is especially fun right at the hour as the clock chimes. It houses some of the county offices in it now.

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Carriacou Island, Grenada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Be sure to visit the square whatever time of year...but make sure you see the Christmas lights...wonderful hometown America display!

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Bloomington, In
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The third building to serve as the seat of Monroe County government, the courthouse was saved from demolition by devoted citizens and restored to glory. A high domed ceiling inside is painted with murals of Hoosier life, faux marble painted columns, terrazzo floors, and gilded touches, which all add to its beauty. In the winter, a huge tree is decorated... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you're in the Bloomington region during winter holidays, you're in for a treat!! Downtown is lit up like no other town! It is really quite stunning. The dedication that the decorators have shown in ensuring each individual tree branch sparkles is amazing! The court house grounds are lovely and have strings of lights that run from the top of... More 

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